Archive for the ‘Invitations’ Category

NYE Confetti Creation

May 15th, 2012

What better way to inject festive spirit into an already joyous occasion, the wedding, than to hold it on New Years Eve.

Dene and Alessandro did just that, at dramatic Sergeants Mess overlooking the Harbour no less.
This fabulously fun wedding called for a Confetti Creation. The invitation suite Zed & Bee came to married pretty pale pink letterpress, with slick silver foiling, on toothy ivory stock.

Tassel Garland from CONFETTISYSTEM.

Thomas Paul String Folios

March 28th, 2012

You’re planning your Destination Wedding, you have plethora of travel information to provide guests, as well as a wish to present it stylishly somehow as a cool, contemporary invitation that doesn’t break the bank…

May I suggest a handwritten 1 to 2 pager (calligraphic or otherwise), scanned and printed on luxurious stock, held elegantly in a String Folio by NY based textile designer Thomas Paul.

Just saying.

See Jane Work ships internationally, contact customerservice@seejanework.com to arrange.

Billie’s 1930′s Hens High Tea

March 26th, 2012

As I race against time to finish Zed & Bee’s soon to be launched Invitation Collection, in my final 25 days of pregnancy, I thought it time to pull from the company archives to showcase some of the invitations we’ve been particularly proud of.

Last December Billie celebrated her Hens High Tea with family and friends at Manly Pavilion. Over canapés and bubbles her guests, in 30′s French inspired garb, handed the Bride beautifully wrapped vintage tea cups to make up a sentimental, eclectic set to last a lifetime.

The invitation for this stylish event aimed to conger an essence of glamour by combining bold, classic typography foiled on sumptuously weighty jet black card stock. The formal invitation was poster wrapped in a collage of Hollywood Siren Pin Ups illustrating fashion of the time. The folded package was housed and posted in a tissue lined envelope with gold calligraphy adorning it’s front.

For further insight into this magic day, visit my cousin’s post on Sunday Collector.

Champagne Label for Hinterland 70th Birthday

February 16th, 2012

The direction for a 70th Birthday Invitation for this infectiously fun loving couple was obvious.

The Birthday Boy’s French roots, love of bubbles and generosity of spirit inspired a Champagne Label Letterpressed Invitation. Only problem the client found with our solution, they cant get away with pouring anything but the best. Expectation for a decent drop is high.

Lazy Mum’s Baby Shower Invitations

February 6th, 2012

My Baby Shower invitations… I’m going to chalk this one up to simply being too busy designing for other people to focus on myself. Or maybe I’ll ‘glass half full’ the situation and my invites are an ingeniously cute and cost effective alternative to printing at all, if you have a supremely talented calligrapher at your disposal any way.

The Challenge – to produce a stack of memorable, baby focused invitations, in a couple of days, with no time.

The Solution – Boxed Happy Animal Time postcards with personalised invitation copy on the reverse and addresses on Deep V Envelopes. I chose to splurge on calligraphy, these cards would do just as well with your own pretty handwriting.

Pretty Punch Card Save The Date

September 22nd, 2011

When Lucy and Phil approached Zed & Bee for wedding stationery, the first cab off the rank was a Save The Date that needed designing.

With a vintage theme, slick black and white palette and appreciation for luxurious letterpressed solutions, the concept came easily. A very on trend, interactive Paper Punch Card Save The Date was created with perfectly die cut punch marks indicating the date for guests to lock away.

70s Album Inspired CD Invitation

May 31st, 2011

With a shared passion for music and love of vintage album covers, Nell and Jo’s journey has a soundtrack. A watercolour CD was created to share their love affair with guests through images, songs and lovely anecdotes.

View Zed & Bee’s mood board for Nell and Jo’s Invitation in our previous blog.

My ‘Painted Paddocks’ Save The Date

May 26th, 2011

It’s funny how long it has taken me, a Wedding Invitation Designer, to put together and post the Save The Dates for my own wedding. I have no trouble holding a bride’s hand through production of her invitations or turning a corporate design around at a moments notice, but when it comes time to produce a design for myself… lets just say ‘at long last’ I’ve formally asked my guests to Save The Date!

The concept is simple. A Save The Date is usually considered less of a keepsake than an invitation, and more often than not is discarded. In the spirit of my Hinterland nuptials against a lush garden setting, I chose to letterpress my design on seeded paper, to be read, planted and hopefully grow an Australian Native. Once again our talented calligrapher lent her penmanship to produce typography as whimsical and free spirited as I hope my wedding to be.

Considering the delay in making the post, I’ve wisely taken Zed’s offer to design the formal invitation, to ensure it is received before the actual event.

Watch out for tomorrow’s Adventures & Misadventures blog about my recent reconnaissance, wedding related missions around Noosa.

Fabric Inspired Letterpress Invitation

May 12th, 2011

The layers of delicate fabric on the bride’s vintage wedding belt were the inspiration for this luxuriously letterpressed design. Details are framed by florals, bordered with stitched line-work and tied with velvet ribbon.

View Zed & Bee’s mood board for Joselle and Tom’s Invitation in our previous blog.

Minimalist Byron Bay Invitation

April 18th, 2011

The stylishly modern interior of the Michelle and John’s home, as well as their memories of traveling to Japan, together were inspiration for this letterpressed design with decorative shimmering silver lined envelope. Byron Bay’s natural vibe inspired the using of a thick, handmade stock.

View Zed & Bee’s mood board for Michelle and John’s Invitation in our previous blog.